Friday, May 06, 2011

THE WEDDINGDRESS OF THE CENTERY. . .

Photo: Rex FeaturesAP

-Is maybe an exaggeration, since the Century just started. . .

Nevertheless, I liked it. Even though the design-signature was not that strong. If you didn´t know, it was not obvious that Sarah Burton from the house of Alexandar McQueen did it. No doubt that she is very talented, as you can see below.

The dress was very beautiful and appropriate. I think it looked like a new and more modern interpretation of Queen Elisabeth´s weddingdress. The same 40th silhouette, but more bodyconscious, emphasizing Catherine Middleton´s nice figure with a corset, handmade lace and padded hips.

The dress was most probably made of a heavy ivory duchesse-silk with lace applique on top, several layers of silkgazar underskirts and an eight feet long train.
The short, but full veil of ivory silktulle trimmed with handembroidered flowers was held in place with a modest halo tiara from Cartier.

I am sure the wedding will affect the wedding-industry in many ways. We will most likely see more bodyconsciousness, more lace, trains and full skirts.

Do you wonder if you saw a dress like that before, search for Paul McCartney and Heater Mills wedding in 2002, the bodice is exactly the same. But look and compare yourself.

The wedding of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, 1947

Sarah Burton said:
 -"It has been the experience of a lifetime to work with Catherine Middleton to create her wedding dress, and I have enjoyed every moment of it. It was such an incredible honor to be asked, and I am so proud of what we and the Alexander McQueen team have created. I am delighted that the dress represents the best of British craftsmanship".



Photos: Yannis Vlamos/GoRunway.com

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